Gov. Martinez questions online application for absentee ballots

New Mexico
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Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is questioning a new online application process for absentee ballots.

According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, Martinez cited a letter from an attorney representing Yvette Herrell which argued the applications require signatures.

Voters do not sign when they apply for an absentee ballot on the internet.

The Secretary of State’s office says a voter’s application is paired with their signature in the state’s database of licensed drivers.

Voters who are not in the database can’t apply using the online portal.

Deputy Secretary of State John Blair says about 2,800 absentee ballots that were cast in the second congressional district race are from online applications.

Even if all of those ballots were not counted, Xochitl Torres Small would still be the winner.

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